Who We Are
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada's leading national land conservation organization. A private, non-profit organization, we partner with individuals, corporations, other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect our most important natural treasures — the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife. We secure properties (through donation, purchase, conservation agreement and the relinquishment of other legal interests in land) and manage them for the long term.
We envision a world in which Canadians conserve nature in all its diversity, and safeguard the lands and waters that sustain life. Our organization leads and inspires others to join us in creating a legacy for the long term by conserving important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada.
Since 1962, NCC and our partners have helped to conserve 14 million hectares (35 million acres) of ecologically significant land from coast to coast to coast. Wherever we work across Canada, we share and apply values, such as durable conservation outcomes, evidence-based decision-making and respect for nature and the people living in harmony with it.
We envision a world in which Canadians conserve nature in all its diversity, and safeguard the lands and waters that sustain life.
NCC leads and inspires others to join us in creating a legacy for future generations by conserving important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada.
For more than a decade NCC has received numerous positive ratings and awards from charity watchdog organizations; testaments to our careful management and transparency.
In 2019, NCC has been named one of Canada’s top 100 charities by Maclean’s Magazine.
The Charity 100 index evaluates what charities do with each donated dollar and how transparent they are about it. NCC scored a rating of 91.5 per cent, and is among the top three environmental charities in the country.